HC Deb 14 December 1988 vol 143 c591W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what is the average length of time between a claimant applying for a crisis loan and the person receiving the girocheque in payment of the loan.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The information requested is not available.

Crisis loan applications are decided as soon as all necessary information has been obtained. Inevitably it takes longer to proces some applications than others, but a majority are decided and paid on the date of application.